Jazz Drama students transform at Avatar Studios in Manhattan

Georgina in rehearsal at Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music



Georgina recording at Avatar Studios in Manhattan


The Jazz Drama Program began rehearsals with students at Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music on October 24th and continued weekly for seven weeks leading up to the recording session at Avatar on December 11.

It was amazing to watch the transformation of the students.  They went from talented youngsters to poised pros in such a short span of time.  Teacher Lisa Gwasda writes, “We all had such an amazing experience, and I thank you for choosing my students and for giving us this rare opportunity!  We are all still raving about it!  I look forward to working together in the future!!”

This is the pinnacle of why I co-founded The Jazz Drama Program….creativity, access, excellence.

I wanted jazz with all the spirit it summons, excellence it demands and community it creates available to all children.  These photos represent a great moment of triumph in this effort.

Now you can join our efforts by supporting The Jazz Drama Program, a non-profit, 501 c3 organization.  Click on the link below and thanks for supporting young people and jazz!


One response to “Jazz Drama students transform at Avatar Studios in Manhattan”

  1. Dr. William Rodriguez says:

    Thank you Eli for the wonderful experience you have allowed our students to have with the Jazz Drama Program and the recording at Avatar Studios.
    I share your vision and dream to have students experience music and apply its force to guide them through life.

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